The Moorland Course at Legends Golf and Resort is a P.B. Dye designed course, which was officially opened in 1990 amid much anticipation. Originally named one of the “Top 10 New Courses of 1990” and “America’s 50 Toughest Golf Courses” by Golf Digest, it also received 4.5 stars from the publication in 2007 and 2009 and has twice been named one of “America’s Top Golf Courses” by Zagat (2003, 2009). Updated TifEagle Bermuda grass was implemented on the greens not too long ago, and some of the undulations around the back end of every hole were slightly leveled as to improve playability for the average player. Still, few are going to mistake this course for being flat.
That is part of the test. Many of the holes bring blind shots into the equation. Add in waste bunkers, a bit of water and the aforementioned elevation changes, and the challenge is readily available for even some of the lowest-handicap players. Take the par-5, 537-yard No. 2, for instance. The hole tempts players to go for the big hit on the second shot hitting into the green, while those playing it safer opt for an elevated fairway just short and to the left of the green. No. 5, a 175-yard par 3, then tempts players to shoot for the pin. What many don’t know is an extreme slope from left to right will take most of those right off the edge of the green and into a waste bunker. The 245-yard Par 4 No. 16 is as potentially dangerous as any. The relatively short hole is protected by six bunkers, some of which can be described as severe.
The course is located just off U.S. 501, a major thoroughfare in and out of the heart of Myrtle Beach.
9 by Randy - 09/11/2014
The course was very good considering the amount of rain. Cart path only was tough, however understandable. The only issue we ever have on any of the Legends courses is way the tee times are scheduled and how the attendants and starters communicate. Went to our first tee and waited for two groups in front of us and then a couple of groups waited behind us. Not sure what the answer is, except space tee times out more. All in all a fun round and very challenging course that we will play again.
9 by Al - 09/10/2014
I always like playing at this facility. 3 courses and great amenities.
8 by M/M Herb - 09/01/2014
Greens were too slow. It took over 5 hours to play. We wasted 30 minutes on the second hole. The course is very tricked up like a long putt putt course.
7 by M/M Norman - 08/31/2014
Layout of course was a little quirky. Not just blind shots but blind greens. Pace of play very slow. 5-groups on No. 2 hole at one time. Would have been nicer for the players if starters had held groups for a few more minutes.
6 by Jason - 08/18/2014
The attendants and starters were completely disorganized. We arrive 1 hour prior to tee time in the hopes of hitting some range balls before we started. The club attendants required us to stand by our bag until they figured out what cart to put us on. It took them 45 minutes to do so and by then we were the group on deck. Making matters worse is we did not even tee off on time. I have played this course before and it was always in good condition. This time it appeared to have a lot of traffic - sections of fairway and greens were unplayable. Very disappointing the way it currently is relative to previous years. Hole 16, the signature hole, you could not even putt on it was in such bad condition.
8 by Jean (Quebec City, Quebec) - 08/17/2014
The greens had been spiked to where they were sandy.
5 by Richard (Manchester, NH) - 06/05/2014
Over 6 hours to play this round.we were in back of a 5 some.
how does this EVER HAPPEN!
5 by Canute (Billerica, MA) - 06/05/2014
10 by Richard (Thunderbay, ON) - 06/03/2014
You wont be disappointed playing any of the legends group courses. a dye group design that improves with age. an awesome challenge from any tee and the wind is always present. 16 is a tease. 17 is hard to hold. 18 is hard but fair to close out. the staff are recognizable from year to year so they must like being there as much as i do. female staff are classy, intelligent and attractive. trifecta!
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